Dixie Dragon News

Inspire Excellence in Education [September 28, 2015]

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Do you believe intelligence and talent are fixed at birth? When you see a struggling student in your class, do you think to yourself, "bless his heart, this is the best he can do"? People with a growth mindset believe intelligence and talent can be nurtured and developed. They are inspired by others success and are open to challenges and feedback. Our mindset is a set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determines our behavior and attitude. The important thing is, whatever you believe ... you are going to be right. Students will only rise as high as you allow them to grow. Let's teach our students that strength does not come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.

Famous Failures

This and That

  • Three teams have earned ONE WEEK jeans pass because their entire team contributed to Dixie sunshine fund! Kudos to first, third, and special education/RTI team! The sunshine fund is used to support staff during special moments like: wedding shower, baby shower, retirement, family death, illness, and etc.
  • 2nd Six Weeks Elementary TEKS in Action

    • September 28 – Grades 4 & 5 (Register)
    • September 29 – Grades 2 & 3 (Register)
    • October 1 – Grades K & 1 (Register)
  • Please Join PTA: http://www.joinpta.org/ Our goal is 100% staff support of our PTA. We have achieved that goal last year, let's do it again this year.
  • 42 staff completed Safe School online training already (60%)!!! Deadline is October 2, so if you have not started yet, you need to start watching the videos and not wait till the last minute. Be proactive :-)


Regular PLC This Week 2:40 Room K05

Specials Rotation: Week B

Tuesday, 9/29/15: Staff Training- 3:45-4:15pm or 7:15-7:45am Questions and Answers Session for new staff- Topic: 504, Specials Ed, RTI (Required for all new staff/ Optional for returned staff)

10/2/15 SafeSchools online training due / Custodians Appreciation Day / End of six weeks

9/29-10/1: Half Day Sessions-Six weeks unit planning for K-5

9/30/15: Mr. Perkins' retirement party 3:30 pm Library

10/5/15 CPOC meeting 3:45 p.m.

10/6/15: "Turn Tyler Pink" event; staff meeting 3:45 pm

10/8/15: Report cards sent home

10/9/15: Student Fall Picture Day

10/13/15: Team Leader 3:45

10/16/15: Fall Fest 5:30-7:30 p.m.